GIRLS at St Mary's School achieved the school's best ever GCSE results this year, with every single pupil taking Chemistry, Biology and Spanish receiving an A*.

There was also huge success in Physics, with 83 per cent of pupils getting an A*, and in English Literature, History and Geography, all the grades were A*, A or B.

Overall, 24 per cent of the results were A*, 60 per cent were A* or A and 88 per cent were A*, A or B.

Among the best performing pupils were Helena Pickford, 16, who achieved eight A* grades and two As, and Lucy Marshall, also 16, who achieved eigth A*s and one A.

Jean Ross, headmistress of the private school in Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, said: "I am delighted to see the girls this year have achieved the best ever GCSE results at St. Mary’s.

"I am thrilled that they have fulfilled their potential with so many A* and A grades, which reflects the hard work of both pupils and staff."